Our Community Health Improvement Plan:
SCPHN 2nd Annual Report to the Community

Community Immunity

Did you know that when you and your family are vaccinated, you are protecting not only yourselves, but your community as well?  This is called Co

mmunity Immunity! Community Immunity (also known as herd immunity) can decrease or even eliminate the spread of a disease in a community if a high percentage of the population has been vaccinated for a specific disease. 

Germs travel quickly through a community and can sicken many people, leading to an outbreak.  If enough people are vaccinated against a certain disease, the germs cannot travel as easily from person to person – and the entire community is less likely to get the disease.  Even some people who cannot get vaccinated will have some protection from getting sick because they will not be around as many people who are contagious.  According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,   “if a person does get sick, there’s less chance of an outbreak because it’s harder for the disease to spread. Eventually, the disease becomes rare — and sometimes, it’s wiped out altogether.” https://www.vaccines.gov/basics/work/protection/index.html 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that vaccines lower your chance of spreading certain diseases and are one of the safest ways to protect your health and the health of those around you.

Keep you and your Community healthy and immune from preventable diseases!  Don’t Wait. Vaccinate! https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/adults/downloads/fs-three-reasons.pdf

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